Large police presence on Sheffield estate after boy, 12, is shot
A large police presence on a Sheffield estate is set to continue for a number of days after a boy, aged 12, was shot.
Officers flooded Arbourthorne yesterday after a shooting on Errington Road at around 3.45pm.
A boy, 12, was shot in his leg as a gun was fired from a passing car towards a group of adults and children stood together in the street.
The injured youngster was taken to hospital while a police search for the gunman was mounted.
Detectives are piecing together the circumstances surrounding the attack in a bid to establish the motive and who was resonsible.
Crime scene enquiries have been carried out and officers have called at a number of homes to look for possible witnesses to the shooting.
Reassurance patrols have also been conducted.
Last night, Detective Inspector Denise Booth, who is investigating the shooting, said residents should expect to see an increased police presence for a number of days.
“I understand and appreciate the concern this news will cause within the local community particularly given the victim’s age, and to help provide some reassurance to residents, we will have an increased presence in the area tonight and over the coming days,” she said.
“This matter is an absolute priority for us and it’s imperative that anyone with information or concerns speaks to an officer.”
Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 516 of January 12 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.